Journals Made From Vintage Books

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Some journals are better than others. We each have our own demands, expectations or quirks about what we expect in our journals. A common requirement is that journals lie flat. Having writing paper that is smooth is another. That makes me pleased to introduce Ex Libris Anonymous Book Journals.

These spiral bound journals lie flat and have 75 sheets of 24/60#, acid free, BLANK paper. The books also keep some of the illustrations, library cards, maps, inscriptions that were part of the original book which really adds a unique flavor to each of these custom made journals.

Because each book is unique and made by found and purchased books by the fine folks at Ex Libris Anonymous, you will want to immediately purchase any book you find on their site that appeals to you.

The book shown in today’s blog post is the one featured in the May Stationery Giveaway. It comes from Hollydale Grade School in Gresham, OR according to the library stamp at the back of the book as shown in the image above.

When you visit their site you will immediately see covers of the journals they currently have in stock. But once that book is sold, then they may not have it again as most of these books are individual purchases that were then made into journals.

Watch this blog and Facebook if you’re a fan of Letters & Journals for a chance to win one of these journals in May.



  1. Limner on May 8, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Fingers crossed here in Texas! How do you discover all these neat things? I am mad for the ex libris book journals! I immediately lusted after the one you're offering. :, Then I saw the one for insects. I like them all. Makes my mouth water.

    Have you heard of "The Letters and Journals of Narcissa Whitman 1836 – 1847?"

  2. Jackie Flaherty on May 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks, Limner! I checked out the link you recommended and enjoyed reading some of the entries. Loved the detail on where they were when they wrote:
    "Angelica, Allegheny Co., New York.
    Thursday, March 31, 1836."

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